The post-Olympic comedown doesn’t hurt Ch9 one bit (it would seem all that promotion paid off). Underbelly Badness (1st – 1,780,000) and the return of Big Brother (2nd – 1,618,000) both lead the pack with a massive viewership. Also London Live: Closing Ceremony (6am: 9th – 1,000,000; 9:30pm rpt: 12th – 864,000) cleans up as the Olympic period closes out for 2012. Everybody Dance Now (29th – 304,000) halves its audience and looks to suffer… with plenty more episodes to come. Ouch.

Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Seven News – Ch7
6:30pm: Today Tonight – Ch7
7:00pm: Big Brother – Ch9
7:30pm: Big Brother – Ch9
8:30pm: Underbelly Badness – Ch9
9:30pm: London Live: Closing Ceremony rpt – Ch9

Channel 9 won the night (32.9%), followed by Channel 7 (18.5%), ABC1 (13.9%) & Channel 10 (9.2%).